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Woof: Mageia build fixed

May 15, 2012 — BarryK
The Mageia "Drake Puppy" build for the upcoming Mageia version 2, was broken. Forum member scsijon requested that this be fixed sometime ago, I have only now got around to it.

The version 2 repositories do not yet exist, have to build from the 'cauldron' repos. No problem, Woof can be updated after Mageia 2 is released.

The problem was that the support/mageia2ppm script did not work properly. Now fixed, and works nicely for 'core', 'nonfree' and 'tainted' repositories.

I have only tested it as far as running the '0setup' script, and I updated the package list.

Woof commits:


Username: scsijon
thanks for all that. Just a note of complication that the cauldron directory needs to stay in the directory system even after mageia2 is out and in it's directories, as it will again be used immediately for the alpha/beta versions for mageia3 which is 'already in documentary process' and it's alpha1 is due out 9 months after the 'final release of mageia2' is out. And to complicate things, it will be running in parallel with the mageia2 bugfix/updates stream. I shall use mageia2 for my qtpuppy, however there are a few 'catchas' I need to sort out as Mageia has continued to use (for mageia2) the qt3 directory structure for qt4, where as I shall be using the correct qt4 structure. I'm hoping this will not cause too much work as it is to be fixed as part of mageia3 with a number of others.

Mageia2 Released
Username: scsijon
"Please note that Mageia 2 has been released. It uses Kernel 3.3.6, and the matching kernel-headers, both of which can be found on my servers. What was in Mageia's cauldron directories has been moved to 2 and a clean cauldron created throughout for the initial development of Mageia 3. Only the home servers will contain Mageia 3 Cauldron packages (pre-alpha) at this time. Woof users will need to ammend their path configurations from 'cauldron' to '2' until barry ammends woof again! Warning! I have found quite a number of changes are needed for mageia 2 to be built from and are going through it all and compiling a list at this stage. Other notes are/will appear in the forum under a similarly titled topic.

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